What are Allied Health programs?
Allied health programs are educational programs that prepare individuals for careers in the healthcare field outside of Medicine, Nursing, Optometry and Dentistry.
Allied Health professions
Professions within the Allied Health community include:
Allied health programs typically include a combination of classroom instruction, laboratory training, and supervised clinical experiences to prepare students for their specific roles in the healthcare field.
These programs focus on a wide range of health-related disciplines and professions that support and complement the work of physicians and other primary healthcare providers. They play a crucial role in delivering patient care, conducting diagnostic tests, providing therapy and rehabilitation services, and managing healthcare information.
Studying Allied Health Programs in the UK
Many Canadian students find their options limited within Canada for Allied Health programs as typically there are not enough places to match the demand and as a result, they are some of the most competitive programs to gain entry to. It is therefore a benefit to Canadians to know that they have the option to study their desired program in the UK.
It should also be noted that, unlike Canada, the UK offers the chance to study programs such as Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy straight out of high school, meaning that they do not have to first complete an undergraduate degree in a related discipline in order to qualify for these programs.
Learn more about popular Allied Health programs in the UK by choosing one of the options below.
A full-time 3 or 4-year undergraduate Physiotherapy program providing an accelerated route into the profession straight out of high school. This is also an option for graduates with a lower GPA.Find out more
MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)
A full-time 2-year Physiotherapy program for those with a previous graduate degree in a related program. This is an accelerated degree, providing the required clinical hours to fulfill Canadian accreditation criteria.Find out more
The Physiotherapy Service specializes in helping international students find a place on an undergraduate or postgraduate physiotherapy degree at a UK university.Find out more
BSc Occupational Therapy
For students straight out of High School, this course offers a qualifying degree in 3 or 4 years. This is also an option for graduates with a lower GPA.Find out more
MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration)
An accelerated two-year MSc Occupational Therapy Pre-Registration program which builds on prior learning and experience from an undergraduate degree.Find out more
Study in UK has created Frequently Asked Question pages for some Allied Health subjects, visit our Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy FAQ pages to answer common queries.